Evers touts $8 million statewide EMS expansion during Westby visit

WESTBY, Wis. (WKBT) – Gov. Tony Evers visited the Westby-Christiana Fire District Tuesday to underscore his support for expanding Wisconsin’s emergency medical services systems.

Evers’ plan will invest $8 million to support and stabilize EMS providers statewide.

The Westby First Responders received a $15,000 Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Grant this year to buy a new Lucas CPR Compression device.

Westby EMS Chief Kevin Dean said he hopes to make the Westby EMS System run more smoothly.

“Right now, one our biggest challenges is volunteerism,” Dean said. “Not having enough volunteers to always have people available for calls is a struggle. We do our best, and we’re always recruiting and trying to get more in.”

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